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Hello, ...I am an intergrative therapist trained in Transactional Analysis and Gestalt models with Humanistic Person Centred as my core modality, I am also trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
During my life I have known physical and psychological pain, this is what led me to train as a counsellor, and my past informs my empathic responses. I can offer you a safe, non judgemental and confidential space where you can explore what is going on for you and find your answers at your pace. Within my time as a counsellor, I have helped clients through the most painfully emotional life issues, stress, anxiety, physical and emotional abuse to name a few.
My core way of working is empathic humanistic person centred therapy, but I am an integrative counsellor which means I am also trained in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis therapies.
I offer an empathic and caring space for you to go at your pace in our sessions, weather face to face, Online or telephone sessions.
I see clients to Banbury Oxfordshire at: 44 North Bar House, Banbury, OX16 0TH
My new room in Banbury is within an 18th century character property, a calm and welcoming space.
I can be available Saturdays if needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a CPCAB diploma in therapeutic counselling, I am also trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
During my time as a counsellor I have worked for two and a half years with the Parenting Project charity within Warwickshire and have helped clients with life issues such as: anxiety, stress, physical and emotional abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, feelings of shame and guilt, depression and low mood, panic attacks, relationship and family issues and trauma.
It can seem scary making the decision to start the counselling journey, but I will be beside you and together we can find a way through what has been bothering you.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Much of my professional life was spent as a chef within the city of London and Northampton areas. This and growing up in Hackney (the east end of London) enabled me to know and befriend all walks of life and colourful characters.
My practice is all inclusive, free of prejudice or judgment.
I have also have BACP certified training in trauma, emotional, physical, and relational. Gender, sexual and relationship diversity.
And have gained training in (ACE's) adverse childhood experiences. Attachment issues, working with children, gender dysmorphia, Somatic experiencing for trauma, PESI intensive treatment course for trauma
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £50.00 for a 50 minute session and £ 70.00 for 50 minute couples therapy
Concession rates for those on benefits, nurses and OAP's
When I work
I work out of my practice in Banbury Oxfordshire, a very nice listed building in the heart of town, it is a nice quiet and calm space.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists; this means I adhere to a strict code of conduct known as the ethical framework. This insures all legal and moral duties are adhered to, and that confidentiality and safeguarding regulations are followed.
I work with life issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, unresolved experiences, Identity issues (such as cultural or sexuality) work related or partner relationship difficulties, stress or different types of traumas.
All are welcome at: 44 North Bar, North Bar House, Banbury, Oxfordshire